Northern VA Tag-o-rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by zcooney, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. geoff2k

    geoff2k Been here awhile

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    I trimmed the borders from the original tag-o-rama map for my own purposes some time ago:

    http://goo.gl/maps/l419H

    I'm not sure who the author of the original KML file was, but this is entirely their work, I just trimmed out the markers. Both the RLD and RHD are annotated therein.

    Happy new year all!
  2. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Grab: Jamieson Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia. . ..

    This was the view I needed:
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    Which led me to the correct "A":
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    And to Ali:
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    Off to the next tag:
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  3. rgc1248

    rgc1248 Been here awhile

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    Hurray! Sorry about the repeat RLD ride
  4. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Tag:
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    Look here:
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    Resting at the base of the tree, under some leaves, marked by an "A", like so:
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    Looking back:
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    Not a pizza tag, but outside the RLD. Here's the clue: While match.com, eharmony.com, christiansingles, etc, may help SB12 move on, Ali's best recommendation for him to move on is simple: drive and determination. Google and Bing suggest that you might need a road, too. For those making the grab, especially SB12, be sure to watch out for the Grizzly's -- they sound much more menacing than cougars. . ..:rofl

    Happy Tagging! (and happy New Year's!) :clap
  5. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    I don't mind the RLD at all -- SB12 hesitates on any tag/grab east of Route 28. . ..:rofl
  6. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Thanks -- hope all is well on the left coast! We've left the light on for you. . .. :thumb
  7. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    New Years Bruceing....

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  8. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    sorry dude

    10600 Determination Dr, Nokesville

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    we are having lunch not too far

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  9. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    SB12, well done! Boatman, looks like you missed by minutes. . .. :cry

    As with all SB12 grabs, be sure to check the parking lots of all nearby chicken, pizza or vietnamese establishments for the technicolored KLR . . .. :clap

    (or follow the oil trail of his Bandit. . ..) :lol3
  10. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    TAG
    Should be an easy one to make up for the Brucing

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    Ali is behind the greenish telephone thing towards the left


    The dead end street this is on starts with an F
  11. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    No problem,,,,I messed up the clue and ended up on Grizzly Ct.:1drink

    Once I got it figured out, I went all the way around the "block" before I found the entrance. I saw the fresh track as I pulled in and knewit wasa bruce. I hung there for a couple minutes and a kid showed up on a 2 stroke Kawi and said I pulled in less than 5 minutes after you left. Him and his buddies were wondering what was going on.



    I knew he'd fairly quick so I went for a ride out around Warrenton. :D
  12. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Sooooo,,,,Tag!!!

    The end of Flannery Ct, Manassas

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  13. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    New drop,,,


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    Ali is hidden in the leave behind the stump you can see behind my bike....

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    Clue,,,,,take Joplin Rd 3.1 miles south, look east.
  14. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Sweet, looks like I can make the grab tomorrow! :rofl
  15. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Grab: Marker on east side of Joplin Road, Manassas, Virginia, 3.1 miles SE of Bristow Road. :clap

    It was 18 degrees, and Ali had a mouthful of the whitestuff (which you'll see in the next tag, never melted!): :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
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    And we were off like a cannon to the next tag:
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  16. rgc1248

    rgc1248 Been here awhile

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    Good northern ride shakeout!
  17. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Tag:
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    Look under light cloak of mulch, here:
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    Marked with an "A", like so:
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    Looking left:
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    Looking right:
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    Looking away from tag:
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    Clue to finding the cannon and grabbing Ali:

    This model 1905 three inch field gun saw service in the Mexican Campaign against Pancho Villa, and was originally obtained by a local veterans organization during the mid-1950s. In the early 1980s, an American Legion Bicentennial Post obtained stewardship of the cannon and initiated a restoration project that included new wooden wheels handcrafted by a master wheelwright. The cannon and memorial are maintained as reminders of the sacrifices of our veterans in maintaining freedom around the world. :thumb

    Happy Tagging! :clap
  18. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Glad you see the method to my madness! I can now say without hesitation that Hippo Hands and heated grips are like cheating. Simply cheating. 18 degrees and I couldn't even run the heated grips on high -- too hot. . ... :rofl
  19. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Grab; more-or-less 4300 Backlick Rd, Annandale, VA ; traffic island where Columbia Pike meets Backlick Road:

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  20. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Tag; off a road that might have been named for: Monte - - - - -, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Municipality in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca (17.043° N, 96.767°W).

    Nearby, men say, one might find an Honest, Reliable Mechanic, but no such claim is made by Ali's host. (Yet, I believe the axiom still holds at Ali's current venue; great and affordable tire service (their pneumatic bead-breaker makes casings surrender immediately).

    Ali, before a service bay:

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    South of the image above, across a parking lot, stands a tree swaddled with a reflective high-visibility vest; Ali burrows therein:

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    Tell-tale "A" on ground:

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    The establishment is not always so quiet:

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    The host chats with a guest at a seasonal cocktail hour:

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    This is the only motorcycle service facility I know of where LIVE ENTERTAINMENT is provided to customers in the service bay:

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    (Last several images from phone camera; regrettably, the images of the pole dancer did not materialize. Take my word; she was athletic and artistic, as was the aerial acrobat shown.)

    This tag completed, I join in praise of Hippo Hands--comfort, without compromising handlebar controls.